A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Quittance's nationwide network of lawyers help claimants across the country keep more injury compensation with our fairer success fees.

Whether you are based in Renton or anywhere else in the UK, Quittance can take on your claim and we will always arrange a medical report at a centre near you .

Do I have a claim for injury compensation?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last three years and another party owed you a duty of care, Quittance's panel of solicitors can help you make a claim for financial compensation.

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Qualifying for personal injury compensation

People who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition like noise-induced deafness are often still entitled to claim compensation even if the illness was triggered by events some years ago. The date you are informed of your diagnosis is what matters in such circumstances.

In order to successfully win an injury claim, your lawyer must prove:

  • You were owed a duty of care by the defendant
  • That duty was breached by the defendant
  • The defendant's breach caused your injury or illness

Your solicitor will discuss each of these key issues and should explain how they apply to your claim.

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How much can I claim?

The financial compensation you are likely to get is calculated with reference to a number of factors. Our compensation calculator gives you a good idea of the compensation you could get for your injuries, lost earnings and any other losses.

How much can I claim?Use our compensation calculator
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Work accident claims in Renton

Worker injured in accident

We have helped people, from office workers to press photographers, to claim maximum compensation for their injuries.

For more information: Work injury compensation claim

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Road traffic accident claims in Renton

Cars involved in a road accident

Our network of certified no win, no fee injury lawyers have years of experience in fighting for optimum compensation for people injured in a car or motorcycle accident in Renton.

Road traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Renton are common. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 168 accidents (145 slight accidents, 23 serious accidents and fatal accidents) in 2013 in West Dunbartonshire local authority. In 2014 total accidents had decreased to 135.

For more information: No win, no fee road accident claims

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Other types of claim

Slip, trip and fall accidents

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) figures demonstrate that employee slips, trips and falls are, by a considerable degree, the most prevalent accident in the workplace. Slips and trips are frequently related to accidents attributed to other reasons like being hit by hand tools in use or a drowning accident. Public liability negligence claims injuries like fractured vertebrae suffered on tripping on a street are also quite common with recent slips and trips having happened in the area.

Industrial disease

Personal injury solicitors can help claimants with claiming compensation for industrial injuries that range from NIHL to mercury poisoning.

For more information: No win, no fee industrial disease claim

Medical negligence in Renton

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) is the term used when a patient suffers injury or illness due to a consultant or other health professional's carelessness. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic.

Alternatively, you can raise a formal complaint if you only want closure instead of financial compensation. For example, to make a formal complaint against NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, you can contact West Glasgow Hospital, Dalnair Street, Glasgow.

For more information: No win, no fee clinical negligence claim

Serious injury lawyers in Renton

Quittance's team understand the change an injury claim can make to the lives of people whose lives have been affected by serious injury. We fight to get compensation for major injuries and chronic conditions, including compensation for physiotherapy and treatment. Our network of expert solicitor firms have helped people collect compensation for a wide range of catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injury and illness referred to as serious range from hydrocarbon poisoning to serious psychiatric harm.

For more information: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

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Renton No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Renton and across the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee compensation.

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Meet the team

Quittance Legal Services' nationwide panel of solicitors handle all types of claims in Renton and have a wealth of experience in fast track, complex and serious injury claims. Our lawyers are selected on the basis of their years of specialist experience and their track record in winning claims.

Click here to meet more of the Quittance Legal Services team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Jessica Thompson Workplace Stress Panel Solicitor
Ross Slater Scottish Panel Personal Injury Solicitor
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What is your track record of handling claims in Renton?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a nationwide panel of award winning personal injury lawyers that helps people in Renton, Dunbartonshire and across the UK, recover injury compensation.

In 2017, we assisted hundreds of claimants throughout Dunbartonshire seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from car accidents to factory accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team, mean making a claim is as easy and stress-free as possible.

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Frequently asked questions

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.

How to choose the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your circumstances

Finding the most appropriate legal expert to represent you is a critical step towards achieving the best settlement or award for your injuries.

What is the best way to make sure you instruct the best solicitors' practice to instruct?

Compensation is restricted by the expenses you have incurred and by set recommended 'general damages' depending on the nature of the injury. Your solicitor's experience can impact the level of damages negotiated. Get more information about how much you can claim.

The questions you should ask a solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

Look into Renton personal injury solicitor reviews

Levels of service offered by lawyers, as with any service, can differ.

Reading reviews can certainly be informative when mulling over which lawyer to work with.

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Do I need to select a local Renton injury lawyer ?

Going for a local law firm is not so critical as cases now tend to be conducted by phone and email.

You will need to choose a law firm that provides medical facilities near Renton as claimants will almost always need to attend a medical exam.

See - Do you have a local medical centre?

Case studies

Serious Injury Solicitor

Rakhi Chauhan secures £80,000 following a road collision with a lorry

The victim was forced off the road when a lorry driver fell asleep at the wheel.

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Serious Injury Solicitor

Kevin Walker obtains £80,000 for a construction worker's catastrophic hand injury

The worker also recieved trauma-specialist physiotherapy, welfare advice and state-of-the-art prostheses.

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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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